Information on White Inks

Triangle Ink Phoenix White by GDM Graphics

1701 Phoenix White

Phoenix White is a high opacity, bleed resistant ink that performs extremely well on 50/50 cotton- poly blends. Its creamy consistency allows this product to work well on automatic presses without any buildup concerns. Very versatile ink that can be used as an underbase, stand alone or highlight white.

1706 and 1706 EX

The 1706 & 1706 EX (Excel White Series) are formulated for printing on 100% polyester garments. Both provide excellent bleed resitancy, as well as, a bright white opaque finish. 1706 is our first edition of this series which is slightly higher in viscosity. Both 1706 & 1706 EX contain a creamy body which allows printing through mesh sizes from 86t to 200t. It is the perfect choice for an underbase or a highlight white. Great for long runs on automated presses as there will be no build up issues.

General Description

Tri-Flex 1700 series, plastisol is formulated for direct wet on wet printing of athletic and leisure garments and also may be used for the limited manufacture of Hot Peel Plastisol Transfers.

Stock: For direct prints, knit and woven T-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, fleece goods, and bandanna stock may be used. All popular types of transfer release papers may be used to produce cold peel transfers. Hot peel transfers can also be achieved with the use of Hot-Peel paper.

Stencils: All types of solvent resistant emulsions are suitable.

Mesh: 110 up to 280 mesh

Curing: 315° F TO 330°F depending on ink deposit, fabric type, ink color and dryer efficiency. Failure to properly cure is the primary reason for ink adhesion failure. Thick ink deposits do require more energy (longer dwell time) to cure, similarly a 100% cotton fabric because of its high moisture content will reduce curing efficiency compared to a 50/50 cotton polyester mix. Dark colors absorb heat and cure faster than light colors. Colors, which reflect heat – metallics, glitters and shimmers, also require more energy to properly cure. Finally the use of a Forced Air Dryer is far more efficient for thorough cure than the use of a Radiant Heat Unit.

Washup: Tri-sol 25 or equivalent (Mineral Spirits).

Storage Procedure: Store at room temperature. Keep away from heat.

You’ll find more information on a range of white inks here.

Types of Plastisol Inks

Triangle Plastisol Starter Kit

About Inks

For more detail on types of multi-purpose plastisol ink colors, visit the Triangle Inks page here.

Crystalina Iridescent Colors

Similar in characteristics to Metallic Glitter colors, these products utilize iridescent flakes. These products are available in red, blue and fluorescent varieties as well as the standard green shade.

Glow-in-the-Dark/Phosphorescent Colors

These products absorb light energy and glow when the light source is removed. Popular standard is a light yellow/green (1100-331) also available in standard fluorescent colors.

Foil Adhesive Bases

The 1100-797 facilitates the transfer of foil films to most fabrics. This provides durable means of foil and metallic enhancement to printed  garments.

Flock Adhesive Bases

Our 1100-4090 products are offered for use with flock transfer papers.

High Elongation Inks

Our STRC products offer high stretch properties for use with Lycra™ and similar fabrics. When properly cured, the white ink can be used as stretch base for use with standard plastisol products. Standard products are White, Black and Base for use with Color Concentrates.

High Density Matte Inks

These products provide high definition coats in use with thick stencils. Rapid curing with a matte effect is used to provide the contrast necessary for this definitive effect. Offered in White, Black, and Base for use with Color Concentrates.

Nylon Mesh Inks

These are high adhesion products offered for use on Nylon mesh fabrics. Formulation characteristics facilitate after-tack and ease of printing, yet excellent bonding properties. Offered in White, Black and Base as well as Metallic Silver and Gold.

Outdoor Banner Inks

These products have been formulated for extreme weather resistance properties when used to produce decorative or informative banners. The use of high performance Pigment selection and low migratory coating and formulation expects to achieve quite extensive outdoor durability with recommended curing. Color availability on request, many popular standard colors in series.

Shimmer Sparkle Colors

These are metallic colors formulated to give brilliant sparkle effects using conventional mesh sizes. Although an undercoat must be used, the use of the Sparkle Brite coat is highly recommended, to achieve the best effect. When used on 100% cotton goods as an undercoat for standard plastisol colors, the Sparkle Brite coat reduces the defective washed out effect (lining).

Glitter Colors

In addition to the Silver and Gold Standard colors, these are offered in many popular color variations. Color requests are available with a five-gallon minimum. Prices do vary and will be quoted by order.



Here you can download the Triangle Color Chart.